Recap - Knicks Defeat Boston 87-71
|Recap - Knicks Defeat Boston 87-71|
Boston was victimized by Carmelo Anthony for 34 points as the Knicks defeated the Celtics 87-71 in NBA action on Tuesday.
New York was the ATS victor, as they covered the 6.5-point spread as a favorite. Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 186.5 were rewarded at the payout window.
New York got 19 points from J.R. Smith and another 16 points from Raymond Felton. Pablo Prigioni contributed 5 assists, while Kenyon Martin cleaned the glass with 11 rebounds.
Boston got 18 points from Paul Pierce in a losing cause and another 12 points from Kevin Garnett. Paul Pierce contributed 6 assists for the Celtics, while Kevin Garnett had 11 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Boston were victorious, as the score was 48-42 at the break.
New York won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 42-37.